Salem State knife attack suspect arraigned in Mass.

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(MyFoxBoston.com) – A man suspected of slashing a student on a Salem State College shuttle bus, then stabbing the driver when he came to her aid, has been arraigned on assault charges in connection with the Sept. 25 incident.

Timothy Wells, 25, of Woburn, was arraigned Tuesday in Salem District Court. He is charged with two counts of armed assault with intent to murder and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

A judge ordered Wells held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on Nov. 8. Until then, Wells was sent to Bridgewater State Hospital for a 20-day mental health evaluation.

Police said Wells got off the bus into a parked car and fled the area after the incident. He was taken into custody in Chatham, N.Y. just after 8 p.m. on Sept. 25. He was placed under arrest on a fugitive from justice charge.

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